A visit to the local voting location today told me the political enthusiasm
of 2 years ago has worn off.
The line of people that stretched around the building for the presidential election
was just a memory.
No waiting today. No catching up with the neighbors. I was ushered right in like a VIP to cast my vote and was restarting my still warm car only minutes later.
I'm confused by the lack of participation. It appears to me since the Presidential election, everyone has a very strong opinion about the state of affairs in our country these days.
My question is, where were you today?
People don't hesitate to tell me, once they figure out I am a registered Democrat, what an awful job "That guy" in the White House is doing.
Maybe I should remove my "Campaign for Change" bumper sticker.
What a short, selective memory some of us have.I swear I sometimes feel like I am the only guy who voted for "That guy."
Missing from the event this morning were the usual tables, manned by supporters handing out literature proclaiming why so and so would be the best person for the job.
A lonely Republican table was set up. The Democrats didn't even bother to set up a sign.
They're either confident or have given up. Maybe their polls have showed it's not worth the energy expended to set up a folding table and scotch tape a sign to it.
I guess we'll know tonight when the results are in.
On that subject, don't most people have an idea who they are going to vote for before they arrive at the voting booths?
What's with all the last minute handouts?
I'm sure a poll was conducted to see if it is worthwhile to stand there and hand out pamphlets 20 feet from the booth.
I can only hope the low turn out was just a lull in a otherwise busy day at the voting booths.